Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 Factory Unlocked Cellphone, 16GB, White
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- DISPLAY: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors.1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.0 inches (~441 ppi pixel density).Corning Gorilla Glass ,3TouchWiz UI.
- CAMERA: 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash (Primary),2 MP,1080p@30fps, dual video call(Secondary).Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization, HDR.1080p@30fps, dual-video
- OS: Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
- CPU: Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
- GPU: PowerVR SGX 544MP3
- Unlocked cell phones are compatible with GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile as well as with GSM SIM cards (e.g. H20, Straight Talk, and select prepaid carriers). Unlocked cell phones will not work with CDMA Carriers like Sprint, Verizon, Boost or Virgin.
- 16 GB Storage Capacity (Estimated Free Space 8.56 GB)
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What is an unlocked phone?
An unlocked phone is a device that is not bound to any carrier or plan. It allows you to choose your phone first and your carrier second. Upon selecting a plan, simply insert the carrier's SIM card into the phone and you're ready to go. If you decide you want to change carriers down the road or want to take an international trip, it's as simple as replacing your existing SIM card with a new SIM and activating your new plan.
What are the benefits of an unlocked phone?
Freedom: Choose the carrier with the best service or price. If you find a better deal later, you have the ability to change to a different carrier.
Travel: Take your phone internationally and use the carrier of your choice. It's as easy as inserting an active SIM card.
Selection: Choose the phone with the features you want, whether or not your carrier sells it, and get more service options without a contract.
How do I set up my unlocked phone?
The first thing you’ll need is a SIM card for your desired carrier. When activated, the SIM card will let your phone connect to your carrier’s network. If you decide to upgrade to a newer unlocked phone in the future, you can easily remove the SIM card from your old phone and put it in your new phone—just make sure you get the right size of SIM card (nano, micro, or standard) for your phone. If you want to use your phone while traveling internationally, you can easily buy a SIM card for a carrier that operates where you’re traveling. As long as it’s activated, you can just swap SIM cards when you arrive at your destination.
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|Camera Description||13 MP||16 MP||16 MP||Primary Camera: 13 Megapixels, 4128 x 3096 Pixels|Secondary Camera: 2.0 Megapixels||8 MP|
|Screen Size||5.1 in||5.1 in||5.1 in||5 in||5 in|
|Item Dimensions||2.75 x 5.38 x 0.31 in||5 x 8 x 2 in||2.85 x 5.59 x 0.31 in||0.31 x 2.75 x 5.38 in||2.84 x 5.7 x 0.34 in|
|Item Weight||4.59 ounces||5.11 ounces||5.11 ounces||4.59 ounces||5.5 ounces|
|Operating System||Android||Android||ANDROID||Android 4.4 KitKat, (Version 4.4.2)||Android|
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My last phone, which this was to replace, was also an s4 purchased through Amazon. However, that phone was purchased a part of a 2 year contract (not unlocked, us version). My old s4 phone worked beautifully for a little over a year (none of these lagging/freezing/slow-camera issues). Rather suddenly, the screen completely stopped working (I got the black screen of death, which is apparently not an uncommon problem with s4 phones) but it was already a month past the warranty (hence looking for a new phone. Even though that phone failed, I rather liked it and expected this phone to be the same quality; however, I've been rather disappointed.
My final verdict is that this phone is still usable (for now) but certainly not worth the price, or the the time spent waiting for it to respond. I'm constantly worried that this time will be the time it stops responding completely. In my opinion, your time, money, and stress is better spent elsewhere.
That is, until days later when I set up my mobile plan, popped in my SIM card, and learned that the device would not read it. With a quick Google search or two, it became increasingly evident to me that the S4 failing to read SIM cards is not just a very deep-seated issue (I think I saw 25 different solutions, none of which worked for me, as well as many others), but also a very common one for such a high-tier phone. This version was covered by a warranty (maybe U.S. only, not sure), but after reading stories of Samsung's half-baked "solutions" to the issue (i.e. offering to replace the motherboard so the issue can resurface several months later), I quickly decided to simply cut my losses and return the phone.
While the phone I received may have been the odd lemon out of thousands of perfectly functioning S4's, I would recommend that you Google the SIM card issue with Galaxy S4's before making the decision pay for this device upfront. You may be surprised (and disappointed) by how frequently it seems to occur. This is not to say that other phones don't also have defects, but it's more than a little alarming when the defect in question disallows the phone to function as a phone.
Would've easily been 4 or 5 stars without the out-of-the-box defect though.